The NYU GSTEM program is  an internship program.  It takes place from Monday, July 6-Friday, August 14.  Students are expected to participate actively in the program for all six weeks.  Students will spend four days each week at an internship related to their chosen subject of study.  The internship will be supplemented by classroom lectures at NYU and program activities around New York City during the day and some evenings.

Program Calendar

Attendance and participation in the program is required and a part of your final evaluation.  All students must be able to participate in all six weeks of the program.  Absences will be noted and may negatively impact your final grade.

Monday, July 6 – Friday, July 10: Orientation Week

Lectures, workshops, and information sessions on campus to help you prepare for the program. All of the first week’s activities will take place at NYU Courant Institute, 251 Mercer Street, Room 101

Monday, July 13 -Tuesday, August 11: Internship Weeks

Internship research four days per week and one campus day each week.

Wednesday August 12 – Friday, August 14: Final Symposium

Program completion with final lectures, papers, and student project presentations.


Each student will be placed in a research laboratory and will complete a project in her chosen subject of study under the supervision of a mentor, oftenunder the guidance of a graduate student or research assistant.  Students will report to their internship on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday each week. While each research site will be different, every internship will be exciting and productive.

Students will commute to and from their internship on their own. Program tutors will be in contact with students each week  to support their internship experience and research progress.

Academic Study

During the first week of the program, students will be on campus at NYU from 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. They will meet with working scientists and mathematicians about their work and professional lives.

For the remaining five weeks of the program, students will be on campus on Fridays. They will be assigned to a study group led by one of the tutors who will guide them through their lectures, internship and research experience, and help them with their final paper and presentation. Tutors will also help students learn about NYU resources available to them to assist in their work.

The program is writing-intensive, and students will receive formal training on the scientific writing and peer review processes.  Students will write a short paper giving background information on their research topic during the first week.  Students will also write weekly reports about their internship and research.  These reports will culminate in a final 7-10 page paper on their work.

At the end of the program, each student will submit her paper to the staff for review,  and will give a 15-minute presentation to her peers about her work.

Program Activities

In addition to classroom and internship experiences, students will explore STEM fields through program activities in the city.  These activities provide opportunities to see how STEM fields articulate with other aspects of our culture,  and will give students the chance to get to know one another and explore the city.


The program will end with a symposium and convocation at the NYU Courant Institute where students will present their research results and papers.  Mentors, tutors, NYU faculty and administrators, and members of the general public will be invited to attend.  The symposium will close with a final convocation recognizing and celebrating the work of all the NYU GSTEM students!